The arrival of the Grillz in France: the New Style of French Rappers

Grillz are jewelry designed to cover teeth . Made from metals and precious stones or not , they developed in the world of music in the 1980s among hip-hop artists who were great fans of them. Today, this fashion continues to please. Celebrities such as Drake or Kanye West do not hesitate to spend thousands of dollars to complete their grillz collection and obtain the most beautiful jewelry. Grillz have become a category of their own in dental jewelry . This trend has not failed to attract French rappers who have made it their own in recent years.

Is this the first time you've heard of grillz? Don't worry, it's completely normal! Indeed, grillz only arrived in France very recently, at least it has only been a few years since they were known to the general public. It is particularly in Paris , where you will find us at StreetGrillz , that grills have experienced their greatest growth.

What is a grillz?

To put it simply, a grillz is a tooth jewelry that is most often removable. The grillz is a customizable accessory made of gold , silver or encrusted with diamonds . Available in all shapes, all colors and all materials, it has become a fashion accessory in its own right.

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What is the origin of this trend?

From a historical point of view, grillz originated with the Mayans . The Mayan civilization considered gold teeth to symbolize the success of their tribe . We have therefore found traces of this tradition which continues to persist. How do we find grillz today? They experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s in New York and the release of the song “ Grillz ” by rapper Nelly in 2005 created an unprecedented craze for the accessory.

mayan grillz

A craze also among French rappers

Whether actors, artists or musicians, grillz have certainly attracted many stars, but rappers are the ones who have made them the most their own. Among Americans, we can mention Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil John or Lil Wayne. We also find them in France, especially in Paris, in clips by rappers such as PLK , Mister V, Niska , Joey Starr and Laylow and Gazo who both sported them on the cover of their album. Moreover, you can find Gazo’s Grillz by clicking here.

Jérémy Kaldili, a recognized French designer

Jérémy Kaldili is today considered the reference for grillz . The rappers Kalash Criminal , Gradur , Kaaris , Dinos , Benash , Dosseh and of course Booba visited his shop and decided to trust him with the creation of their grillz. Moreover, he does not only work for French stars since he has been contacted by American celebrities. He notably made a gold tooth for Jaden Smith , the son of Will Smith who has recently started in the world of rap.

The French therefore stand out in the grillz industry and know that you can find equally beautiful grillz online, for example, on our StreetGrillz site which offers original models worthy of the greatest American rappers! Find all our Grillz by clicking here or on the image just below:

Do not hesitate to read the following article on “ How and where to buy your grillz? ”.

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